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by jrusher12
Thu 21 May 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The best remix ever
Replies: 37
Views: 2440

Re: The best remix ever

Difficult to think of the best remix, I think it’s personal taste. Some mixes stray too far from the original to make it almost nothing like the original track. Some are not different or inventive enough to make a difference. The best PSB remixes for me were done by Trouser Enthusiasts. Great re-ima...
by jrusher12
Sun 26 Jan 2020, 2:36 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 62742

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

First chance today to listen to the whole album on a decent hi-fo with good quality headphones. My first impressions were re-enforced. Simply put this is a ridiculously good album. One of their finest. They have crafted both the beautiful with the raw dance for which they are famous. They have often...
by jrusher12
Sat 25 Jan 2020, 8:20 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot booklet
Replies: 23
Views: 3118

Re: Hotspot booklet

I’m surprised the photograph of N&C in the ( was it a church?) that is in all the promotional material wasn’t the centre of the booklet. By the way. Anyone else notice and think it odd that Dreamland has Chris credited first before Neil and not the reverse as with all the other tracks and as is the ...
by jrusher12
Wed 22 Jan 2020, 9:59 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Snippets
Replies: 64
Views: 5221

Re: Snippets

A random thought. I wonder if Lauren Lavern will play an exclusive of one of the unreleased tracks tomorrow as
well as Monkey Business? That. would be a snippet!
by jrusher12
Wed 22 Jan 2020, 9:51 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Snippets
Replies: 64
Views: 5221

Re: Snippets

I don’t believe being a fan or otherwise is judged by listening to snippets or otherwise. For me it’s like watching film trailers. They are there to wet your appetite; frankly they are more for non fans - to persuade them to buy the album. Anyway. Thoughts. Bloody marvellous. A smile emerged as soon...
by jrusher12
Fri 03 Jan 2020, 2:02 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)
Replies: 532
Views: 51317

Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

I’ve listened to this a few more times now. It’s a grower. Crucially I’ve used headphones just now, makes all the difference. The little flourishes really come out. I’m clearly not the target audience ( 47 yr old me grumpy who doesn’t do clubs), so clearly not aimed at me. I’ll leave judgement to a ...
by jrusher12
Thu 02 Jan 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)
Replies: 532
Views: 51317

Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

Well the first 13 seconds or so are tremendous, right up until the point when Neil starts singing then it deteriorates into a 70s pastiche that if it wasn’t them I’d turn off immediately. B-side/album filler at best. That said, there are some nice musical touches/flourishes which when added to the o...
by jrusher12
Sat 16 Nov 2019, 12:35 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot album promo music
Replies: 24
Views: 2967

Re: Hotspot album promo music

Listened through headphones, is that the sample
of a train at the end? Does Berlin have an underground?

And I love the accompanying video, the way N&C merge into the album artwork.

I'm getting great vibes from this!
by jrusher12
Sat 16 Nov 2019, 12:24 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: What's the lead single of "Electric"?
Replies: 16
Views: 1239

Re: What's the lead single of "Electric"?

Axis. First track released. I know that there is debate these days about what constitutes a single. Does it have to be released physically? Does it have to have a b-side? I think the answer to both of those is no. The traditional format of releasing music has gone. Even the concept of the album is n...
by jrusher12
Sat 16 Nov 2019, 12:19 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot album promo music
Replies: 24
Views: 2967

Re: Hotspot album promo music

Could be the Hotspot's Undertow. What it does tell us is that this will be a " traditional " PSB album; by that I mean not all banging and lasers. A little more light and shade. Maybe more Fundemental?

Who knows?
by jrusher12
Fri 15 Nov 2019, 12:33 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The New Album Info Thread
Replies: 625
Views: 77363

Re: The New Album Info Thread

As usual everyone is enjoying trying to second guess the sound of the album from the two pieces of evidence released thus far. Which we means we could all be right or completely wrong. Either way, with Heather on it, it looks certain that it's not a banging and lasers effort, which I for one are hap...
by jrusher12
Fri 15 Nov 2019, 12:24 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burning the heather
Replies: 489
Views: 48856

Re: Burning the heather

I've waited until I'd listened to it a few times before commenting. I initial reaction when I heard it this morning was " nice" , not bad- a good al I'm track. Listening to it a few more times, it's a real grower. Lovely lyrics, swooping chorus. It shows them at their songwriting best.
by jrusher12
Wed 13 Nov 2019, 11:21 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: News tomorrow! (Nov 14th)
Replies: 47
Views: 4452

Re: News tomorrow! (Nov 14th)

The fact that the announcement isn't being publicised on the Official site puzzles me. Twitter is more advertorial in its use of announcements. People to which posts are directed often won't be aware of things that, for example, fans will already know. So maybe it's just a beefing up of the album an...
by jrusher12
Wed 13 Nov 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: News tomorrow! (Nov 14th)
Replies: 47
Views: 4452

Re: News tomorrow! (Nov 14th)

Hmmmm. Twitter post says " major news". Tour dates for Europe isn't major news. It can only be the album release details i.e.: title, track listing, etc. And an exclusive playing of a track that will be released shortly.
by jrusher12
Fri 01 Nov 2019, 10:05 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New Album Cover..?
Replies: 135
Views: 17410

Re: New Album Cover..?

I like it. The blurring/mirror image may have something to do with the as yet unknown title. And may convey the overall message of the album pictorially. Then again it could have been a mistake and we're all barking up the wrong tree. I actually think it's a bit of both. It's not the cover. Possibly...